It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Oh yes, it’s that time of the year again! Which also means it’s time to do your Christmas shopping, but it can be a headache when you have run out of ideas on what to get for your family members and friends who are health and beauty conscious. Fret not because I have just the list for you – here are 9 health and beauty-focused gifts you can get for your loved ones this Christmas!
Who says healthy food must taste bad? Not at Amazin’ Graze! Basically a household name by now, Amazin’ Graze is known for their selection of snacks, nut butter and instant oatmeal that are healthy and delicious at the same time. Inspired by flavours we grew up with in Southeast Asia, all of their snacks are made in batches to ensure their freshness. Using 100% natural and real ingredients, these superfoods are perfect for the health and beauty conscious people in your life. Choose from the Festive Snack Box, Festive Nut Butter Variety Box and Festive Granola Variety Box for a yummy Christmas gift this year!
As you may know, green tea is known to be beneficial to our health – it contains antioxidants that can help in weight loss and reduce the risk of several diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Green tea also contains caffeine which helps to improve brain function. Although it doesn’t contain as much as coffee, it’s enough to produce a response without causing the usual jittery effects from coffee. On top of that, Japanese Green Tea or matcha has become well-known for their health benefits. Which is why this Oh Cha Matcha Matcharista Kit is perfect for those looking for a healthier option when it comes to their caffeine intake! The Matcharista Kit also comes with a Hydrating Matcha Sheet Mask from their collaboration with OCMC x B&B Labs.
Here’s another healthy snack option that is homemade, plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free along with sustainable packaging as well! Founded by Diane Chia in 2017, she hopes to cater to people who has similar sensitivities to gluten and dairy like herself. If you are looking for a vegan snack, the granola can also be made vegan upon request. For a Christmas gift, go for the Dee Snack Box. The Dee Snack Box contains 4 jars of your choosing – you can choose from a selection of granola, bliss balls, cookies and roasted nuts.
Making drinking tea convenient and accessible at all times, the flower tea from Kkoch-Cha is packed into individual tea bags where you just have to brew it in hot water for 5 to 10 minutes before it’s ready to be enjoyed. They have 10 types of tea that you can choose from depending on your needs. For example, they have Skin Booster which contains lemon slices for vitamin C, chrysanthemum to nourish the skin and wolfberry to help the liver detox. Or choose Revitalise that has roses, jasmine and chrysanthemum that can help clear away the heat and toxin in your body. You can also choose their Gift Box series if you want to gift it for Christmas – the teabags are packaged into a box rather than a packet.
Dubbed as “edible skincare”, The Aprilab provides the bestselling Korean beauty supplements that makes it so easy to consume that you have no excuse. Portable and powerful – The Aprilab offers three vitamin supplements specially formulated to repair, restore, and defend against common skincare problems such as ageing, inflammation and complexion issues. I was given the opportunity to try their products through their Limited Edition Holiday Gift Set which was packed full of goodies. Packed in a beautiful Christmas-themed pastel coloured box, you can find 2 boxes of each supplement – Ultrabright, Time Blast, Super Balance – a cute eco bottle, a signature canvas bag, a Christmas postcard, and a product explanation card.
Each box of supplements comes with 10 sachets that you are advised to take daily and it’s so easy! Just tear it off and pour it into your mouth – no need to drink or dissolve in water. The powder has a fruity flavour that makes it yummy to eat too. And you’ll be doing a good deed as 6 months of Vitamin A is donated to at-risk women and children around Asia with every pack of The Aprilab sold.
They are currently having a 12.12 sale from 9th to 12th December, so get the Holiday Gift Set while stocks last!
Combine ‘minerals’ and ‘raw’ and you will get Mineraw – a Kuala Lumpur-based skincare brand which is the brainchild of Jidienne Ibañez. Products from Mineraw are clean, vegan and vegetarian, cruelty-free, eco-friendly, and free of anything synthetic. With a focus on skincare that is easy to use and easy to understand, their products are suitable for all genders and skin types. Their Xmas Sets are the perfect gift – I would recommend getting the set that includes the Glow Serum Face Oil which is one of their bestsellers and has received great reviews.
#supportlokal by getting your Christmas gift from Sukurabu, a homegrown brand specialising in customisable body scrub. You can choose the level of coarseness and what kind of scent and even have your name on the on the jar of body scrub for further personalisation. The aesthetics do not disappoint either – looking so pretty and edible, you might confuse them for actual desserts. The body scrubs from Sukurabu are suitable for sensitive skin, dry skin and body breakouts as they are made from ingredients that are organic and vegan. Choose from their X’mas Body Scrub Gift sets and see how the fantastic blend of mango and shea butter work their magic on scars, cellulite and stretch marks too!
Is there someone in your life that needs that extra push to start exercising? Getting them a gift card to Pwrhouse might just be the ideal Christmas gift. With the gift card, they can choose to attend the PWR RIDE classes or the PWR TRAINING sessions. PWR RIDE is a rhythmic indoor-cycling class that is powerful and fun. Along with high-energy music, lighting and their signature PWR choreography, everything is done on a bike. Don’t worry about your experience or level of fitness, everyone is welcomed to join. PWR TRAINING, on the other hand, is a rhythmic full-body class that uses a combination of weights, bands, battle ropes and body moves for an explosive workout.
One of the spas on our list of 5 relaxing spas for a well-deserved break in KL and Selangor, Qi Odyssey also offers cash vouchers that you can buy and gift for Christmas. Beauty and health also mean knowing when to stop and take care of yourself – this is the best gift for the person in your life who absolutely deserves a break and a relaxing massage to melt all the stress of the past year away. In fact, get one for yourself too, so that you can end the year on a good note and be ready to face the new year.